Tickets can be purchased online up to 11:59 p.m. the day before event ($22 for non-members; $12 members). Tickets available at the doors an hour before the event. Tickets NOT available by phone. No reserved seating. For more information call 215-247-0476.
Parking is available at Woodmere Art Museum, but space is limited. Please do not park on Bells Mill Rd.
** Pre-purchased tickets only guarantee admission to Music at Woodmere performances. It does not guarantee seating. Seating is first-come, first-served. Food and drinks are limited to the galleries in the historic section of the Museum.
5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m. | $22 ($12 members, children under 12: Free) | Wine and refreshments served
Leon Bates: Romantic Piano
Dynamic Philadelphia-based pianist Leon Bates returns to Woodmere with a special program all about love. Enjoy the romantic music of Robert Schaumann and Sergei Rachmaninoff,along with Rodgers and Hart’s “My Funny Valentine,” Cole Porter’s “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” and George Gershwin’s Embraceable You.”
Friday Night Jazz
6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m. | $22 ($12 members, children under 12: Free) | Wine and refreshments served
Bebop: The Beginning of the Jazz Explosion
Kick-start a tribute to bebop, the style that brought jazz to the forefront and the sound that gave jazz its muscle. Let its energy take you on an exhilarating ride. Saxophonist Julian Pressley and trumpeter Tony Smith join the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble to help recall Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie with classic bebop tunes like “Now’s the Time,” “Salt Peanuts,” “A Night in Tunisia” and many more.
The Keys of Jazz
Philly’s great pianists Jeff Knoettner and Adam Faulk focus on such legendary jazz pianists as McCoy Tyner, Thelonious Monk, Ahmad Jamal, Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, Duke Ellington, Mary Lou Williams, Oscar Peterson, and others. Hear songs from the jazz songbook, including “Take the A Train,” “Poinciana,” “Blue Monk,” “Cantaloupe Island,” and other standards.
Legendary Jazz Divas
Join us for a tribute to legendary divas Betty Carter, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Anita O’Day, Sarah Vaughn, Dinah Washington, and Nancy Wilson. The exciting and passionate voices of Michal Beckham, Jackie Greggs, Paula Johns, and Denise Montana illuminate the evening with tunes like “How High the Moon,” God Bless the Child,” “The Masquerade Is Over,” “The Very Thought of You,” and more.
Sam Cooke: A Change That Came
“Bring It On Home to (You)” with a tribute to one of the great soul-stirring and power- packed singers of all time, Sam Cooke. The exciting voice of Roy Richardson brings to life Cooke’s signature tunes, “A Change Is Gonna Come,” “Bring It On Home to Me,” “Another Saturday Night,” “You Send Me,” and more.
This evening celebrates legendary musical duos: Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, Ashford and Simpson, Peaches and Herb, and Diana Ross and Lionel Richie. Their music comes alive with tunes like “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “Reunited,” “Endless Love,” and “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore.”
Horace Silver and Lee Morgan: Jazz Gets Funky
Pianist Adam Faulk, trumpeter Tony Smith, and the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble perform the soulful, funky music of piano great Horace Silver and Philly’s own trumpet powerhouse Lee Morgan, including tunes like “Songs for My Father,” “Sidewinder,” and more.
Lovers of good, heartfelt music are no strangers to the songbook of George Gershwin. Pianist Dave Posmontier and vocalist Paula Johns take us on a musical journey that ignites fond memories and warm feelings with Gershwin classics such as “Summertime,” “I Got Rhythm,” “I Loves You Porgy,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” “The Man I Love,” and more.
Bossa/Flamenco/Salsa: ¡Muy Caliente!
Giovana and the Latin Grooves Band bring to life the passion and rhythms of Latin music. Built on her Panamanian roots, Giovana’s music is inspired by jazz, Afro-Peruvian, Latin pop, and world music styles. Turn up the heat and enjoy an evening of voice and music fueled by emotions.
A Night of Carole King: It’s Not Too Late
It’s never too late to dive into the many and varied compositions of this great American songwriter and vocalist. She wrote music for early R&B greats like the Shirelles’ “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” she went “Up on the Roof” with the Drifters, and made Aretha Franklin feel like “A Natural Woman.”
Miles Electrified: A Shocking Revelation
Miles Davis was not afraid of any kind of music. When the electric bug hit him, he went straight at it and shocked many with his ability to deliver a new groove to jazz music. Trumpeter Josh Lawrence and the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble put the juice in Davis’s electric. Songs include “Tutu,” “Full Nelson,” “Bitches Brew,” “Amandla,” and other late Davis favorites.